Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-William, the General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministries (ACIM) has admonished Christians to exhibit holiness, and purity, and strong hope in Christ’s second coming.
The Archbishop explained that the belief in Christ’s second coming was the primary foundation of the Christian faith.
According to him, ‘if we lose hope of the coming of the Lord, we are to be pitied among all men.
We will fall for anything and we will live, act and behave like we are not saved. The thing that preserves our purity sanctification and holiness is the hope of His coming. The thing that preserves our purity sanctification and holiness is the hope of His coming.’
Throwing more light on the topic, he helped his congregants to understand what faith means to the Christian.
He said ‘faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Faith is the product of the word of God and hope must be the product of promise’ He encouraged Christians to remain true to their faith and rest assured that there will always be a brighter day even if things were not working out today.
Drawing inspiration from Jeremiah 28:11 which reads ‘For I know the plans I have for you. Plants to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and future’
He called on all Christians to look beyond their present circumstances because there is light at the end of the tunnel.
He said ‘If the present circumstances of Christians are not good, one can hope for a brighter future.
Your tomorrow will be better than your today. Weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning. You must believe your latter would be greater than your past.’
Before drawing his sermon to a close, he cautioned Christians to be very careful what they put their trust in.
He said the only thing guaranteed is to put one’s trust in the Lord. ‘Every material thing is sinking sand because all those things have expiry dates. The belief in the Lord is what guarantees the future